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Norway's Waters

A big part of what makes Norway such a spectacular travel destination is its many majestic fjords. However, there are also many lakes, rivers, as well as the ocean coast, that contribute to Norway being over 6 percent water. If you are interested in visiting Norway and seeing the fjords or any of the other great water features that the country has to offer, then you will need to know where to look and what to do. Here is how you can best explore Norway’s waters.
Fjord kayaking in Jondal - Summer in Hardanger, Norway
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Go on a Catamaran Cruise

If you like a dash of luxury in your travels, then going on a catamaran cruise is perhaps the best way to explore Norway’s waters. On the fjord cruise from Bergen to Mostraumen, you will get a close-up view of the historic harbor basin in Bergen before leisurely sailing through pristine waters alongside incredible fjords until you arrive at the towering mountain landscape surrounding Mostraumen strait.
While on the catamaran, you can enjoy kicking back on the sundeck while taking in the gorgeous fjord scenery.

Experience a RIB-Boat Adventure

For someone who craves a little more adventure in their exploration of Norway’s waters, this fjord safari with RIB-boat in Balestrand is a great opportunity.
After a safety briefing and distribution of special survival suits, you are then transported on a scenic cruise around Balestrand and its harbor before being thrust out to the open water where the adventure suddenly becomes a high-speed cruise speeding past gorgeous skerries and islands. It is a great way to be exposed to many different sights while doing so in a way that really gets your adrenaline pumping.
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Relax on a Sailboat Cruise

If you are environmentally conscious, then you are going to want a more green way of exploring the waters around Bergen and the rest of the country.
One of the best ways to do this is the sailboat cruise in Bergen. This cozy cruise experience allows you to get a spot on a comfortable sailing boat and then explore areas like Vågen, Old Bergen, and much more, all while enjoying the interesting stories of Bergen’s history recited by your sailboat captain.
Kayaking on the Næroyfjord - Gudvangen, Norway
Sverre Hjørnevik / Fjord Norge

Splash Around on a Kayaking Trip

If you participate in a guided kayaking trip on the Nærøyfjord you will experience the silence on the water and the magnificent nature surrounding you. On the narrow UNESCO fjord,you get a beautiful view of small mountain farms, and if you are lucky you can see goats relaxing by the fjord and seals playing on the rocks. Midway on the tour, your guide will find a nice place to stop for lunch. It is nice to get a chance to relax and enjoy the surrounding scenery and get served some stories about the daily life in and around the fjord.
Regardless of which type of adventure you choose, you will have plenty of opportunities to form some lifelong memories of Norway’s incredible waters and its surrounding scenery. So make sure that you book your sailboat cruise, catamaran cruise, kayak trip, or RIB-boat adventure today by contacting our team.

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